Quadra-Fire Castile

Product Type: Free Standing Pellet Stove
Brand: Quadra-Fire (Hearth & Home Technologies)
Description:

Pellet-burning stove made of cast-iron designed to deliver heat to single-family homes. The unit features:

  • Automatic ignition
  • Jam-free feed system
  • Aluminum heat exchanger
  • Easy clean firepot
  • Heats 1,500 square feet
  • 0.7 g/hour emissions
  • Cast-iron construction
  • Self-lighting
  • Works with thermostat for temperature control
  • Herringbone Brick Interior
  • Mobile Home Approved
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Heating capacity: 8,000 -30,000 BTU
  • Hopper holds up to 40 lbs.

Comments

  1. Anonymous Says:

    this is our second castile and it seems that Quadra fire has tryed to reinvente the wheel.fire pot is deeper,new control box with and ajustment for pellets feed.
    Humming noise is terrible and anoying.
    Would not recommend it to anybody.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I have purchased two pellet stoves a Castile and the Mt Vernon. Both stoves make a loud humming noise when running. I have the Castile in my master bedroom and it sounds like a jetliner is getting ready to take off. This is really frustrating considering I have almost 10k in both of these stoves. I would not recommend a Quadra-Fire stove until the manufacture fixes the noise problems. A word of caution they dont make the noise on the showroom floor, they probably change them out when the start making noises.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    When My stove first starts up,(By the way, it's a Castile) the control box makes a clicking noise like contactors are trying to pull in but the red light isn't going on. After a minute or so the light come on and the pellets start to feed. Any ideas? If anyone has that humming or buzzing noise, all you have to do is tighten the screws on top of the end panels. If that doesn't work, try using paper shims on the top to wedge them.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I just loaded my new Castile with a 40lb bag of pellets, so I don't know what the others in this thread are talking about. How much sense would it make for a manufacturer to say their stove holds 40lbs and then have it hold 20? You may want to actually TRY to get 40lbs in before bagging on the stove! I took the lid off, did a little massaging of the pellets, and there ya go, 40lbs of pellets.
    As far as performance, I'll let you know, but so far so good. What's with the vendetta already?

  5. Anonymous Says:

    yeah, I've never had a problem getting a full bag in mine either, you just have to shove the pellets forward under the lid with your hand as you fill it.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    do you know what was causing the humming noise? how did you fix it (if you did)? I have the same problem. thanks

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Bought 10/08-Ad says clean about once a week. Wrong!! Have to clean every day or large clinker will block air flow & not restart. Went from hard to soft wood pellets (premium)& have more ash & black soot. Heats well but getting frustrated. Hopper only holds 20+ lbs. of pellets not 40 advertized unless pellets have lead inserts!!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    I have had this stove for about 7 years. The blower went out last winter, the auger motor went out within the first year (replaced free under warrenty) and the burn pot had to be replaced this year. It does NOT hold a whole bag (40 lbs) of pellets as stated and the fire pot is not as easy to clean as they state. It often gets jammed up with 'clinkers' and cannot be unjammed easily. I had a bit problem with it humming excessively and could only put it on the medium blower setting if I wanted to sleep or watch TV as it was too loud. I would not buy another one.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    do you know what was causing the humming noise? how did you fix it (if you did)? I have the same problem. thanks

  10. Anonymous Says:

    I get the loud humming/hurricane noise on my Castile as well when on high, and sometimes when first lighting. I determined it to be the air being drawn very quickly through the gap at the bottom of the door when a large fire is burning. The fire draws in so much air that it creates a resonance, I haven't really tried to find a solution because it doesn't bother me too much. Its been a good stove for the 4 years I've owned it.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Great looking stove.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    It's a good looking stove....actually requires some cleaning daily....makes some noise...but less noise than a 30 yr old oil furnace..or modern heat pump....provides a wonderful ambience and glow....a cast iron beauty.